A First & Second War Memorial Group to the 18th Canadian Infantry
British War Medal (602365 PTE. G.R. HINE. 18-CAN.INF.); Victory Medal (602365 PTE. G.R. HINE. 18-CAN.INF.); Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; and War Medal 1939-1945. Naming is officially impressed on the Great A First & Second War Memorial Group to the 18th Canadian Infantry - War medals, the Second World War medals are un-named. Un-mounted, original ribbons, light contact, cleaned, better than very fine. Accompanied by his Birks Memorial Bar (L/CPL. R.G. HINE / R.C.A.M.C. / DIED IN HIS COUNTRY'S SERVICE / 29 DEC. 1943) on its card of issue with envelope. Footnote: Robert George Hine was born on November 7, 1891 in Battersea, London, England, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Hine. The family immigrated to Canada, settling in Brantford, Ontario. He was the husband of Adeline Hine of Brantford. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (602365) with the 34th Infantry Battalion on March 5, 1915 in Guelph, Ontario, naming his wife, Adeline as his next-of-kin, stating that he had eight years' previous military service with the Royal Fusiliers, that he was married and that his trade was that of Teamster. During his physical, it was noted that he had numerous tattoos, including: a tombstone on his chest, a woman on his right leg, a lady on his right arm, a regimental crest on his right arm, various marks on his left arm and writing on both legs. The Battalion was raised and mobilized in Guelph, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 86, July 1, 1915. The Battalion sailed October 23, 1915 with a strength of 41 officers and 1,102 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel A.J. Oliver. Hine was later transferred to the 18th Infantry Battalion for service in the French theatre, earning him the Great War Pair. During the Second World War, B/89918 Lance Corporal Hine served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps He died on December 26, 1943, at the age of 48 and is buried in Brantford (Mount Hope) Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario, Grave Reference: East Half. Lot 9. Range 5. Section C.E. Grave 2. He is commemorated on page 171 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance and was awarded the CVSM with Overseas Clasp and War Medal 1939-1945 posthumously.